Ryoichi Kurokawa


For his first solo exhibition in the UK, Ryoichi Kurokawa presents unfold, an ambitious new artwork co-commissioned by FACT, Stereolux and University of Salford Art Collection, with the support of CEA Irfu – Paris Saclay, Arcadi and DICRéAM. The large scale audiovisual installation explores the birth of stars through the creation of an immersive environment.

Kurokawa is celebrated for his skillfully realised time-based installation works and live audiovisual performances, which approach digital imaging and sound production techniques as sculptural and synaesthetic media. The unfold project explores the relationship between intimate and remote, physical and virtual spaces, as well as bringing together art and astrophysics. Using surround sound and cutting-edge audiovisual production techniques and technologies, Kurokawa has created an immersive installation in which large projections featured with a complex soundscape form a single, absorbing environment.

unfold is on at FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ, UK, from 11 March – 12 June 2016.